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Glynn Evans

Mike Marsden: “Martin Ward Will Put Up A Very Good Fight”

The sport of boxing has been coursing through the veins of Leeds fight face Michael Marsden for more than 40 years now.

A former amateur and pro boxer, the one-time Central Area lightweight boss has subsequently served the game with honour as a trainer-second, manager and matchmaker.

Quiet, understated but hugely respected by his fellow licence holders, Mike was unanimously saluted when Darlington’s Stuey Hall – a lad he’d coached and managed since Hall’s formative pro years – annexed the IBF bantamweight title following an epic battle with South Africa’s Vusi Malinga in Marsden’s home city last December. Continue reading